(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

For the first time since Election Day earlier this month, President Obama and Mitt Romney will have lunch at the White House Thursday.

FOX BUSINESS: “How about that, is that a little awkward, you think.”

MSNBC: “I suspect you'll see a photo release of them strolling down the colonnades in the White House and making nice.”

It’s the president making good on a pledge he made during his victory speech.

PRES. OBAMA, VIA WALL STREET JOURNAL: “We may have battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country so deeply. … In the weeks ahead I look forward to talking with Governor Romney to talk about how we can move this country forward.”

Though the campaign itself got ugly, on election night, both men were complimentary of each other.

MITT ROMNEY, VIA NEW YORK TIMES: “I wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters. ... I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation.”

But The New York Times’ Michael Shear says, don’t expect the meeting to result in anything substantive in the long term.

“Past pledges of cooperation between presidential rivals have sometimes faded amid the intense partisanship that grips Washington.”

The meeting will be closed to the press. Mitt Romney has made almost no public appearances since his loss, though he did release a picture of himself and wife Ann in the kitchen on Thanksgiving.

Obama, Romney To Do Private Lunch

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Nov 28, 2012

Obama, Romney To Do Private Lunch

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

For the first time since Election Day earlier this month, President Obama and Mitt Romney will have lunch at the White House Thursday.

FOX BUSINESS: “How about that, is that a little awkward, you think.”

MSNBC: “I suspect you'll see a photo release of them strolling down the colonnades in the White House and making nice.”

It’s the president making good on a pledge he made during his victory speech.

PRES. OBAMA, VIA WALL STREET JOURNAL: “We may have battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country so deeply. … In the weeks ahead I look forward to talking with Governor Romney to talk about how we can move this country forward.”

Though the campaign itself got ugly, on election night, both men were complimentary of each other.

MITT ROMNEY, VIA NEW YORK TIMES: “I wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters. ... I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation.”

But The New York Times’ Michael Shear says, don’t expect the meeting to result in anything substantive in the long term.

“Past pledges of cooperation between presidential rivals have sometimes faded amid the intense partisanship that grips Washington.”

The meeting will be closed to the press. Mitt Romney has made almost no public appearances since his loss, though he did release a picture of himself and wife Ann in the kitchen on Thanksgiving.

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